3 February 2015



After the 'strip out' of both kitchen and utility rooms, decisions from us were necessary.

Our builders helped with the planning for the internal walls.  We were adamant that these rooms wouldn't be cold or drafty.  

The builders offered us with a great source of information and after much discussion, 
it was decided that insulated plaster board was the way forward.

Insulated plaster board has become an important material used in new housing or 
to renovate and refurbish older houses like ours.

There is a layer of plaster board which on the reverse side has an insulating foam.  
The boards are designed for cold weather conditions, reducing the amount of heat passing through them, ensuring a warm environment to live in, reducing energy costs and carbon foot print.  All this was good for us and most importantly for the house as well.

Before the insulated board was attached, most of the positioning for wiring and plumbing had to be made instantly 
- which was a little stressful.  
The pressure was on to get it right!!
Confident with our choice of plumber and electrician, we were guided by their expertise, we listened and decisions were finalized.  

The boards were installed, plastering began on top of the boards and then over night the rooms were transformed... 

(above) Plumbing and first fit electrics installed in the kitchen.


(above) utility room showing toilet (right hand-side door)
and cupboard (left hand-side door).

(above) detail of toilet room with first fit plumbing.

(above) walls plastered and doors hung to toilet and cupboard.
Both doors open into the utility room.

(above) First fit utility room plumbing for sink and washing machine.
Also, this is the wonderful new window that has been added on the south side of the house.
It is one of the best decisions we made.


  1. Wow! It's like you're killing two birds with one stone. It just really makes sense to train your eyes on both the bathroom and the kitchens, because those are the ones that entail the plumbing and thus tend to be integrated. Anyway, thanks for sharing that update! I wish you all the best regarding the renovations!

    Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing

  2. thank you for your comment Lovella

  3. Both my eyes and brain are well fed with your post, Elaine! Seeing the progress of your house while getting future ideas is superb. Anyway, everything seems to be looking good, and I can't wait to see the final results. Thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing

  4. Thank you Levi for your interest in our blog. Yes, the kitchen and utility room have been massively changed to enhance our lives. We have created a light, airy room which is both good to cook and relax in.